Four drawings produced by architecture student John Powell while studying at the Leicester School of Architecture, part of the Leicester College of Arts and Crafts.
"Design for a Public House" was prepared in Powell's third year. It shows plans of the ground floor of a pub and a three bedroom flat situated above the pub. The plans include a public bar, lounge, tea room, darts room, office and staff areas, storage and gardens. Dated 22 April 1948.
"Shops and Offices: scheme for Leicester" shows a 6-storey office block with shops along the ground floor. Elevations and a cross section are shown. Dated 1948.
"A Planetarium Unit at Astley 2 and 3" were prepared for Powell's thesis in 1950. One drawing shows a plan of the planetarium complex including the auditorium and entrance hall, museum and library, offices, laboratories and lecture rooms. The other drawing shows elevations and sections of the same building.